German authorities have given Eurobike organisers the final go-ahead for the special edition event, which will take place 24-26 November.
According to the Corona Regulation of the State of Baden-Württemberg of 23 June 2020, trade fairs may be held from September onwards providing they comply with the corresponding Corona guidelines. Trade fairs are to be no longer categorised as major events and are able to implement appropriate traceability, social distancing and hygiene measures.
In a letter to attendees, the Messe Friedrichshafen Eurobike Team said:
“We take our responsibility towards exhibitors and trade visitors extremely seriously and will have a corresponding protection and hygiene concept in place. The Eurobike organisation is now working according to the authorities’ guidelines to put in place detailed protection measures as quickly as possible.
“In addition, we are continuing to carefully monitor the current situation and developments concerning the Covid-19 pandemic and remain in close contact with the authorities. We endeavour to offer a high degree of planning securing for Eurobike 2020 and to clarify any uncertainty.”
Eurobike 2020’s September dates had been called off due to continued Covid-19 related disruption, with a Special Edition show arranged for November in its place, dispensing with many of the usual features like the Test and Demo Areas and Party.
It’s expected that parts, components and accessories providers will dominate this year’s show due to order dates having closed for the majority of complete bike manufacturers by November. Despite this, the organiser said many brands have confirmed they still intend to use the platform for OE and spec meetings.